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Sep 20, 2010 9:00pm CDT
on saturday night. he was arrested for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device. these are serious charges, and authorities say he wanted to blow up willis tower and hurt the mayor, and more, all to prove a point. >> his attempt was to kill as many poem as he could in an area of town that was highly populated in a time of night that could create as much destruction as possible. >> reporter: a resident of lebanese decent, like twept somethings, his facebook page is filled with photos, and nothing to say about his plot to blow up citizens in wrigleyville. undercover agents set him up with explosive device, and it was a rock concert going on just a half a block away. >> everything from his perspective was working and ready to go. he set it for a 20 minute explosive period, set out on foot, dropped it into a receptacle and left and was arrested shortly thereafter. >> i was running down the side streets, didn't think much about it and went back it work johe wasn't skilled at carrying out such a scheme and who knew he had had bigger plans for des
CW
Sep 21, 2010 12:00pm CDT
here who are watching us around the country on wgn america. federal investigators have been watching hassoun for a year and a half. as wgn's jay miller reports, some of his albany park neighbors are stunned by the news after the arrest. >> reporter: people here in the 4700 block of north kedzie are in absolute shock. they say 22-year-old sami samir hassoun seemed like a normal guy. they say he was a nice guy. however, federal officials say he had a dark side and a deadly plan. one that included killing mayor daley. >> i was in shock. i could never expect that from him. he didn't look like that kind of a man. >>> eva works a few doors down from this man. 22-year-old sami samir hassoun who was arrested saturday in wrigleyville after allegedly plotting to set off a bomb as hundreds left the packed rock concert just after midnight. >> he didn't look like that kind of a person. >> reporter: but according to the fbi, he was that kind of person. officials say a year long investigation says he had plans to blow up willis tower. set off car bombs around the city and kill mayor daley so an ass
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